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The Letter "Y" as in "Try"

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the letter “Y” when it makes a long “i” sound, like at the end of the words “try” and “butterfly.”

Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.

If you missed a lesson, you can always go back and find those here.

Ok, let’s get started.

Word Practice

Explain to your child that the letter “y” sometimes makes a long “i” sound when it comes at the end of short words.

Ask your child to say the correct sounds as they point to the letters:

m y



b y



tr y



dr y



sh y



fl y


Silly Story

See if your child can read this:

Can I fly? No, not yet. But I can try. I will try it today.

Now? Yes. Let’s do it. I may go now.

Okay. Lift off. I did it.

My, my, it was fun.

If they read it smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them sound it out another time or two to get it right.

That’s it for today. We’ll see you next time,


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